Situated on the eastern frontier, Manipur is a northeastern state in India. The state is bounded by Indian and International boundaries, viz., Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, Assam to the west, and Myanmar to the east. Manipur is known for its long and glorious history from the beginning of the Christian era. Besides, the state comprises two parts, the valley and the hills and is 79- meters above the Sea level. The state of Manipur is famous for its amazing beauty and mesmerizing views. You will be awestruck to see the breathtaking beauty of Manipur, besides the sumptuous cuisine of Manipur makes for another reason to visit this beautiful state.
Here are the top 10 places to visit in Manipur:
Everything is in abundance here. Yes, the place is replete with beautiful scenes and lush green forest. Senapati is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Manipur. Almost 80 percent of this village is covered by forest. The best is to spend your day in a homestay and enjoy the local culture with locals here. Major tourist attractions include, Mao, Purul, Dzukou Valley, Makhel Cave, Yangkhullen, Sadu Chiru Waterfalls and Maram Khullen.
Imphal, a beautiful city in the state of Manipur famous for its natural beauty, beautiful sceneries and lush green landscapes. There are myriads of reasons to visit Imphal; however, the major one is to spend some relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded cities. Major tourist destinations in Imphal include, INA memorial, Kangla Fort, Langthabal, war cemeteries, Manipur State museum, Manipur Zoological gardens, Shri Govindajee temple, Keibul Lamjao National park, along with the Waithou and Loktak Lake.
Andro is a small village located in the close proximity with Imphal. The place is amazingly beautiful and makes for a MUST VISIT tourist destination in Manipur. If you really wish to spend some time in serenity, then Andro is the place for you. Besides, the pottery craftsmanship of this place is unique and has caught the attention of the visitors from across the country and across borders. Top places to visit in Andro include, Andro Gramshang Museum, Andro Shantheil Natural Park, Kaina Temple, Selloi Langmai Ecological Park, and Gwarok Mahadeva Yairipok.
Thoubal, a very well-planned and developed city in the state of Manipur makes for a MUST VISIT destination in Manipur. Thoubal is famously known for its natural beauty and pleasant climatic conditions. Ideal for hiking, trekking, and sightseeing, it is a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts. You will surely love this small and very beautiful city of Manipur. Also, don’t miss visiting its vibrant markets, Athokpam Bazaar and Ningombam Laxmi Bazaar.
Moirang is a small town snuggled in the state of Manipur. This beautiful small town is famously known for its Loktak Lake, which is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Moirang is a perfect place for relaxing and rejuvenating your soul. So, do not miss visiting this beautiful town!
Another wonderful hilly region in the state of Manipur, Tamenglong is an ideal location for tourists seeking peace and relaxation altogether. Tamenglong is famously known for its oranges and is home to hog deers, wild dogs, leopards, hyenas, tigers and many more. Besides, there are amazing waterfalls and orchards to give your eyes some treat. Major tourist attractions in Tamenglong include, Barak Waterfall, Zeilad Lake, Tharon Cave, among others
7. Sendra Island
Located on the largest freshwater lake in the country – Loktak Lake, Sendra Island is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the state of Manipur. Sendra Island is known for its ecosystem, lush green surrounding, mesmerizing sunset and natural beauty. The Island makes for a MUST VISIT place in Manipur.
Chandel, most commonly known as Lamka is a small district in the state of Manipur. This small district separates India and Myanmar. Chandel is famously known for its varieties of Orchid, several animal species, various Ornamental plants, along with some very useful medicinal plants. You will be mesmerized to see this heavenly location in Manipur.
Khongjom is one of the best tourist destinations in the state of Manipur. You should definitely visit this place to pay tribute to our soldiers. This is the land, where the revered major general, Paona Brajabashi along with his troops fought with Britishers. And the war was known as Anglo-Manipur War. Major tourist attractions of the place include, Khongjom War Memorial, a memorial built in the memory of the brave fighters. A perfect place for Indian patriots to pay tribute to the fighters.
Known for its grandiose sights and natural beauty, Ukhrul is one of the best tourist destinations in the state of Manipur. A perfect place for those who are in search of peace and relaxation, and also for the people who want to indulge in trekking. Besides, you would love to visit tea gardens and get some stunning photo shoot done here. Major tourist attractions in Ukhrul include, Kachou Phung Lake, Shirui Nillai Tea Estate, Khangkhui Cave, Kashong and Khayang Peak.
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